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Carrie Elizabeth Benway Ratliff
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1880
Tallula
Menard County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1949
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA

Spouse:
George Oliver Ratliff b. 03 Jul 1878 d. 17 Jan 1946

Married: 30 May 1900 Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois
Witnesses were her brother Howard and cousin Anna Greene (1878-1949) Anna was the daughter of Joseph Watkins Greene(1852-1927) and Emma Murray (1850-1927)

Parents:
Henry C. Benway b. Aug 1852 d. 1931
Nina Blatchly Benway b. 29 Aug 1858 d. 07 Jan 1921
Children:

Frank Leone (Jerry) Ratliff b.07 Mar 1901 d.07 Sep 1959
Ralph Harold Ratliff b.05 Nov 1903 d.16 Mar 1963
Baby Boy Ratliff b.18 Dec 1907 d.19 Dec 1907
Nina Mardel Ratliff-Lutz b.14 Nov 1909 d.12 Feb 1985

When Carrie Ratliff passed on in 1949 she owned Home Creek Resort at Huntington Lake, California. She was the senior partner along with her daughter, Nina Mardel Ratliff Lutz, and son Frank Jerry Ratliff. In her will she divided her share equally between her daughter and son. She had just recently moved to Fresno, California to be closer to her business, but was a resident of San Francisco, California since the 1922.

Carrie's grandmother Delilah Green Blatchly(1832-1895) was the daughter of Judge Bowling Green, friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln in New Salem, Illinois. Carrie fondly remembered the stories of the young Mr. Lincoln that her grandmother knew as a teenager. Judge Bowling Greene Memorial

Her ashes were transported to the Columbarium at Olivet Cemetery in Colma, California to rest beside those of her husband, George Oliver Ratliff. The columbarium always smelled of flowers, and then had singing canaries in cages at the end of each room.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Charles Benway (1852 - 1931)
  Nina Blatchly Benway (1858 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  George Oliver Ratliff (1878 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Frank Jerrold Ratliff (1901 - 1959)*
  Ralph Harold Ratliff (1903 - 1963)*
  Nina Mardel Ratliff Lutz (1909 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carrie Elizabeth Benway Ratliff (1880 - 1949)
  Howard W. Benway (1885 - 1943)*
  William Graham Greene Benway (1886 - 1961)*
  Arthur R. Benway (1900 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Olivet Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Columbarium Room J, Niche 304
 
Created by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78311038
Carrie Elizabeth <i>Benway</i> Ratliff
Added by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
 
Carrie Elizabeth <i>Benway</i> Ratliff
Added by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
 
Carrie Elizabeth <i>Benway</i> Ratliff
Added by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
 
 
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Merry Christmas Grandma
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
Rest in Peace Grandma
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Oct. 12, 2012
 
 
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